Joy Martin's Blog Posts

Are You Financially Stable?

One Major Benefit of Investing in a HomeOne of the many reasons to buy a home is that it’s a major way to build wealth and gain financial stability. According to Freddie Mac:

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3% Mortgage Rates in 2023

Think Twice Before Waiting for 3% Mortgage RatesLast year, the Federal Reserve took action to try to bring down inflation. In response to those efforts, mortgage rates jumped up

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3 Best Practices in 2023

3 Best Practices for Selling Your House This YearA new year brings with it the opportunity for new experiences. If that resonates with you because you’re considering making a move, you

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Price Is Right

Want To Sell Your House? Price It Right.Last year, the housing market slowed down in response to higher mortgage rates, and that had an impact on home prices. If you’re thinking of &

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Move Before Spring 2023?

Why It Makes Sense To Move Before SpringSpring is usually the busiest season in the housing market. Many buyers wait until then to make their move, believing it’s the best time to find a home.

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3 Graphs Showing Why Today’s Housing Market Isn’t Like 2008

3 Graphs Showing Why Today’s Housing Market Isn’t Like 2008With all the headlines and talk in the media about the shift in the housing market, you might be thinking this is a

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Planning to Retire?

Planning To Retire? Your Equity Can Help You Reach Your Goal.Whether you’ve just retired or you’re thinking about retirement, you may be considering your options and trying to picture a

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Prep Your House for Sale This Fall

How To Prep Your House for Sale This FallToday’s housing market is different than it was just a few months ago. And if you’re thinking about selling your house, that may

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Retirement May Be Changing What You Need

The past year and a half brought about significant life changes for many of us. For some, it meant entering retirement earlier than expected. Recent data shows more people retired this year than

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What Happens to Housing when There’s a Recession?

What Happens to Housing when There’s a Recession?Since the 2008 housing bubble burst, the word recession strikes a stronger emotional chord than it ever did before. And while there’s

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Buy a Home with the Latest News About Inflation?

Should You Still Buy a Home with the Latest News About Inflation?While the Federal Reserve is working hard to bring down inflation, the latest data shows the inflation rate 

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The Emotional and Non-financial Benefits of Homeownership

The Emotional and Non-financial Benefits of HomeownershipWith higher mortgage rates, you might be wondering if now's the best time to buy a home. While the financial aspects are

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